Monday, February 2, 2009

22 or 24 Banned Amines Substances of Azo Dyes Regulation?

According to Commission of the European Communities: Directive 2002/61/EC, there are 22 banned amines substances as below.
4-aminodiphenyl/xenylamine/Biphenyl-4-ylamine (CAS no. 92-67-1)
Benzidine (CAS no. 92-87-5)
4-chloro-o-toluidine (CAS no. 95-69-2)
2-naphthylamine (CAS no. 91-59-8)
o-aminoazotoluene/4-o-tolylazo-o-toluidine/4-amino-2’,3-dimethylazobenzene (CAS no. 97-56-3)
2-amino-4-nitrotoluol/5-nitro-o-toluidine (CAS no. 99-55-8)
p-chloranilin/4-chloroaniline (CAS no. 106-47-8)
2,4-diaminoanisole/4-methoxy-m-phenylenediamine (CAS no. 615-05-4)
4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane/4,4-methylenedianiline (CAS no. 101-77-9)
3,3'-dichlorobenzidine/3,3’dichlorobiphenyl-4,4’-ylenediamine (CAS no. 91-94-1)
3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine/o-dianisidine (CAS no. 119-90-4)
3,3'-dimethybenzidine/4,4’-bi-o-Toluidine (CAS no. 119-93-7)
3,3'-dimethyl-4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane/4,4’-methylenedi-o-toluidine (CAS no. 838-88-0)
p-cresidin/6-methoxy-m-toluidine (CAS no. 120-71-8)
4,4'-methylene-bis-(2-chloro-aniline)/2,2’-dichloro-4,4’methylenedianiline (CAS no. 101-14-4)
4,4'-oxydianiline (CAS no. 101-80-4)
4,4'-thiodianiline (CAS no. 139-65-1)
o-toluidine/2-aminotoluene (CAS no. 95-53-4)
2,4-toluylenediamine/4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine (CAS no. 95-80-7)
2,4,5-trimethylaniline (CAS no. 137-17-7)
4-aminoazobenzene (CAS no. 60-09-3)
o-anisidine/ 2-methoxyaniline (CAS no. 90-04-0)

For Oeko-tex standard 100, the list is upgraded to 24 banned list. Which the below 2 arylamines substances are addiationally put into the list.
2,4-Xylidine (CAS no. 95-68-1)
2,6-Xylidine (CAS no. 87-62-7)
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